?Former Chelsea and Inter striker Hernan Crespo has amazingly admitted to some of his more risqué exploits earlier in his career.
The ex-Argentina striker was apparently as prolific off the pitch as he was on it. In a live interview on Argentinian TV, he revealed: “When I was young I had orgies with many women.
“It was a life experience. Famous, young… And you do everything… Testing… Well, not everything… You take advantage… I did not miss out on anything.”
The 42-year-old was then quizzed about the gender balance of these group sessions.
He insisted: “Always more women!”
Adventurous Crespo was a bachelor throughout the majority of his career.
He did not meet his wife Alessia Rossi Andra until 2002. The pair married in 2005 and have two daughters, Nicole and Sofia.
Crespo said: “I made my debut in football at the age of 18, I met my wife at 27 and I never showed up with a girlfriend at home until my wife, so I was always single until that age.”
The Argentinian legend retired in 2012, calling an end to a career, which included spells at Parma, Lazio and Chelsea, as well as both sides of Milan.
He tried his hand as a manager with Serie B club Modena in 2015, but was sacked just nine months into his contract.
?Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic has revealed that boss Luciano Spalletti convinced the player to stay, after the Croatian was linked with Manchester United during last summer but opted to stay in Italy.
Quoted by outlet ?Mediaset after the 28-year-old forward’s first hat-trick for Inter against Chievo over the weekend, Perisic explained the importance of Nerazzurri boss Spalletti in his decision to stay with the Milan club and reject the advances of clubs from abroad.
Perisic said: “He [Spalletti] said that all the players are important, even those who played less so far have done well.”
Since making the switch from VfL Wolfsburg in August 2015, the former Borussia Dortmund man has had an uncertain time in northern Italy, but has nevertheless scored 18 times during the past two seasons.
Having netted seven times this campaign with six assists, however, Perisic is just two away from reaching his two-year average with Inter with less than half the season completed. Furthermore, his triple at the San Siro on Sunday underlined the Croat’s growing reputation.
The arrival of Spalletti from Italian rivals AS Roma in the summer has seen Inter climb to top spot in the league standings – with Perisic pivotal.
The former Zenit St. Petersburg and two-time Udinese boss has been credited for the former Serie A champions’ return to the summit of Italian football in recent months.
Perisic is also quick to sing the praises of his manager, and points to Spalletti as one of the main reasons for his decision to reject a move to England with the Red Devils, which at one point had seemed inevitable. He also spoke of his special ‘moment’ last weekend.
“The coach was very important to convince me to stay”, said the forward. “I waited a long time for this moment.”
?Hernan Crespo is recognised as an Argentine legend having made 65 appearances for his country over twelve years and scoring 35 goals.
After having a tremendous playing career which saw him ply his trade in Italy with Parma, Lazio, AC Milan and Inter and England with Chelsea, he has now retired.
Recently, when he appeared on Argentinian TV show ‘Podemos Hablar’, he was asked to share his opinion on the Mauro Icardi vs Gonzalo Higuain issue concerning which of the two strikers should be included in the Argentinian national team that will travel to Russia next summer for the FIFA World Cup.
Reported via sempreinter.com, Crespo tried to remain diplomatic in his response, but his answer reflected his club loyalty.
The striker explained: “Mauro and Gonzalo are two different kind of players and the same goes for Agüero. If I had to choose only two attackers for our national team I would go with Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala who are two incredible players.”
Argentina have numerous and frightening attacking options, which most other countries competing in next summer’s tournament would look upon with envy. Crespo continued:
“If I had to choose between Icardi and Higuain I would make my decision based on being an Inter fan. However, the two of them could also play together up front and in any case they could both profit by working together.”
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Regardless of which forwards Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli selects, it is unlikely that goal scoring should be a problem for La Albiceleste; they will be a formidable force and one of the favourites to win the competition.
?Internazionale director of sport Piero Ausilio has acknowledged that interest in Mauro Icardi is inevitable due his blistering form, but insisted that 2017/18’s leading Serie A goalscorer doesn’t need to be ‘convinced to stay’ in Milan.
Speaking to? RAI Sport following Inter’s 5-0 demolition of Chievo last night, Ausilio heaped praise onto Mauro Icardi who was on target for the 16th time this season in just 15 games.
He said: “Icardi is very good and can still improve since he is only 24.”
“He has many opportunities to improve and the desire to do it, based on the work he does every day. He’s an advantage and added value for Inter. He is a force for this team.”
Icardi’s performances are catching the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs (most notably Real Madrid) but Ausilio’s is sure that the lure of the Bernabeu won’t be an irresistible one for the Argentine front man – who recently said he would ‘let the phone ring’ if Real called.
Ausilio said: “I do not think that Icardi needs to be convinced to stay at Inter because he has a long enough contract with us. The problem is Real Madrid’s, for they need to convince him to leave Inter.”
Icardi has been at the forefront of a brilliant start to the Serie A season for Inter. Napoli’s defeat to Juventus on Friday night means Luciano Spalletti’s side are the only undefeated season left in the league.
Ausilio added: “We are good at the top of the standings, but we have to be very realistic. We have done a good job so far, but anything can before May.”
“Everyone will have streaks, and in two weeks everything can change. It’s still possible to fail, but surely we want to stay where we are until the end.”
With Icardi’s goals firing Inter to the top of Serie A, fans will be hopeful their star man can stay in form for them long after the January window.
?Inter Milan striker Ivan Perisic reacted unsympathetically when he found out what had happened to rivals AC Milan on Sunday in Serie A.
Warming up for Inter’s home fixture against Chievo, news filtered through that AC had been held to a 2-2 draw by the bottom club Benevento. To complete Milan’s misery, the point – which was Benevento’s first of the Serie A season – was confirmed deep into stoppage time by a flying header from goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli.
The result went viral, but other than Benevento’s patient fans, perhaps the person most delighted with the unlikely scoreline was Inter star Perisic, whose apparent reaction during the warm-up was shared on Twitter.
The Croatian forward went on ton net a hat-trick at San Siro against Chievo, as Mauro Icardi and Milan Škriniar also scored to help take Inter top of Serie A.
They are now the only unbeaten team left in the league after Napoli were defeated for the first time on Friday night by Juventus.
Perisic, who was heavily linked with Manchester United over the summer, has enjoyed a fine season scoring seven goals in the first 15 games.
For Inter’s rivals AC Milan it has been a bitterly disappointing start to the season. The new owners spent big in the summer in a bid to get back into the Champions League, but have so far been blighted by inconsistency and disjointed displays – typified by the draw with Benevento.